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Antonio Ray Harvey | California Black Media Last week, reacting to the violent death of George Floyd, an unarmed African American man in Minnesota, California Assemblymember Mike A. Gipson (D-Carson) introduced a new bill. The legislation, AB 1196, bans law enforcement officers in the state from using carotid artery restraints to subdue and detain suspects. […]

Hardy Brown | Founder, California Black Media    Special to California Black Media Partners   Last year, I read a book titled “The Color of Law.” Every Californian should read it, too — especially if you truly care about Black lives.    “A Forgotten History of How Our Government Segregated America,” the book subtitle reads. It is written by Richard Rothstein, a fellow at the Haas Institute in Berkeley.  I’ve made a note to […]

Our favorite scholar and historian returns. This time we are analyzing the cultural explosion that is the protests against Racial violence and Police abuse. We are looking at systemic change, and a cultural resurrection…. Our favorite scholar returns to dialogue…. Plus immediately after the conversation, we go live to Houston for the final funeral service […]

We are so glad to make a special edition of Coffee Conversations with Greg J as we welcome all the way live from Nairobi Kenya – Sauti Sol!! If you listen to our podcast known as AfroPop Radio then you would know that this band is a regularly scheduled offering on our playlists. Today, we […]

There is so much going on this week. We are still in the throes of a global pandemic. Quarantine, masks, social distancing…. economic uncertainty, loss of jobs… the world isnt what is started out to be on January 1, 2020….. And now add to the mix, the stress of seeing a lynching…. murder…. by police… […]

Finally all 4 police officers involved in the murder of George Floyd in Minneapolis have been arrested and charged. So we take the time to analyze the process, to understand the charges, to understand the legal process in such a time as this. So we’ve reached out to an incredibly accomplished trial attorney, @Ludlow B. […]

Today, is the first of six services in memoriam of George Floyd, who was killed mercilessly by a Minneapolis police officer. People from all over the world are here….. Rev. Al Sharpton will give the eulogy

I am mentally exhausted. I am angry. I see the protests. I see all the civil rights groups rhetoric….. I hear the politicians. I see the other man showing “support”. Part of me is like yes!! all good! but another part – a big part is like yeah. right. All of a sudden you stand […]

Present day consciousness finds us on a path of cultural resurrection. Institutions of African American Arts and Culture are undoubtedly of essential value to communities across the nation. We will discuss the importance of maintaining institutions, the challenges and successes of these institutions, what is the place of these institutions in telling our story. Of […]

Long Beach, CA – Today, the City of Long Beach announced that offices, places of worship and in-person retail may reopen, with restrictions, in alignment with the State of California and Los Angeles County. “Our mom and pop retailers, boutiques, and places of worship need our support, and it’s time for them to safely reopen,” […]


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